In a major announcement on the eve of its expansion, Republic Media Network has announced the induction of Bhaskar Das as Group President and elevation of Vikas Khanchandani as Group CEO Republic Media Network.
Khanchandani will now assume overall responsibility of all the three network brands, Republic Television, Republic World Digital and the upcoming Hindi News channel Republic Bharat.
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Das was earlier President of the Times of India Group, Group CEO of Zee Media Network and Executive President of the Dainik Bhaskar Group.
Arnab Goswami, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, Republic Media Network, said, “Vikas has led the channel exceptionally from the start-up to expansion mode. As we get set to launch Republic Bharat, I am excited he along with Bhaskar Das will see the next phase of growth and consolidation of our new age media-tech company. We are on the lookout for growth opportunities that are both scalable and sustainable. I look forward to partnering and growing with them.”
Khanchandani said, “We are very excited about Das joining forces with us to help scale the business at the network. He is one of the most respected media professionals and our network will immensely benefit from his knowledge and experience. His announcement comes just after the one for Hersh Bhandari who joined us as the EVP, Revenue, Republic Bharat. With our current expansion in the management team, as a network we are poised for growth and scale in business. We will look for opportunities both organic and acquisitive growth within technology and media. Republic is a disruptor brand and we will look at a global digital foray in the near future.”